"Alba Oak designed, manufactured and built a green oak frame for our sunroom in 2010. From beginning to end this whole experience was first class. Luke, Jack and all the craftsmen we experienced from Alba Oak were at the top of their game. From the initial idea of introducing Oak into our Sunroom build to completion Alba Oak made it a pleasant and exciting experience for us as the client with inspirational ideas and suggestions whilst working with and to our brief. Timelines and costings were realistic and expectations exceeded on several occasions along the build. The quality of craftsmanship and product is truly outstanding. Alba Oak followed this through passed the build stage and also supplied bespoke seasoned oak windowsills and skirtings to compliment the greenoak frame. Communication with us before, during and after the build has been excellent with a 'consider it done' approach. We could not recommend Alba Oak highly enough to any prospective clients - craftsmanship, attention to detail, trust, communication, reliability and dedication can be assured - something you don't get very often these days."
Roland and Ruth Inglis, Easter Broomhouse, East Lothian
"Jack and Luke were a pleasure to deal with and took trouble to ensure quality. I was struck by their enthusiasm and commitment to the tradition and techniques and to making them work in the modern environment. My house extension very successfully marries the oak with glazing panels and other modern materials. Its beautiful frame gives a feeling of calm and timeless solidity.
" Roger Harris, Highfield, Cockburnspath.
So what can we say about the whole Alba Oak experience? We first met Jack after a chance find on the internet and met up to see some of Alba's work. With our hearts set on a green oak frame for our new build home in the borders; Luke and Jack, in conjunction with our long suffering Architect Colin, helped us turn that vision into reality. Patient with our lengthy planning application and keeping faith with our commitment, they waited 15 long months before we were finally able to place an order. Luke and Jack are artisans through and through. If you want a hand crafted oak frame from people who care passionately about what they do. And want to see them do it with a smile, a laugh and the occasional (!) grimace(!) - then we cannot recommend Alba Oak highly enough. Cheers !
Marcus Russell, www.witch-wood.com